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Joe Hockey rejects claim Downer played orchestrated role in starting Mueller inquiry


Australia’s ambassador to the United States disputes a claim by a Republican senator that the former high commissioner to the UK was “directed” to seek a meeting with a former adviser to Donald Trump, which helped spark the Mueller inquiry.

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Whale caught in nets off Sydney’s northern beaches


A rescue operation is underway to save a whale tangled in netting at Bungan Head, near Bilgola on Sydney’s northern beaches, as aerial footage shows a second whale circling nearby.

         October 03, 2019 at 11:37PM https://ift.tt/2Oiv7rx
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ABC strikes deal to become free-to-air home of football in Australia


The ABC becomes the official free-to-air TV broadcaster of football in Australia, and will air A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas games live and free across the country.

         October 03, 2019 at 10:53PM https://ift.tt/334tgL5
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Australian dollar recovers as Wall Street bets on ‘easy money’ from Fed rate cut


The Australian share market is expected to follow Wall Street’s rebound, as more investors bet the US Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again in a few weeks.

         October 03, 2019 at 10:48PM https://ift.tt/2LI48Uw
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Will you trump this week’s news quiz or crack like an Antarctic ice shelf?


Will you trump this week’s news quiz or crack like an Antarctic ice shelf?

         October 03, 2019 at 10:44PM https://ift.tt/2LJ5aPV
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Youth justice centre staff injured in second attack in two days


Two staff members at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre are sent to hospital with minor injuries after a second attack at the centre this week.

         October 03, 2019 at 10:37PM https://ift.tt/2AHSO4w
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Beware of deals: Lambie’s powerful vote must be guided by morality


Jacqui Lambie’s key decision on the medevac repeal bill should involve only judgements about morality, the medical needs future lives of vulnerable people, and border security

         October 03, 2019 at 10:27PM https://ift.tt/2LM7rds
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Still no answers after millions of microplastics littered Victorian beaches


Almost two years after millions of microplastics spilled onto pristine beaches in Victoria and sparked an emergency response from authorities, the plastic’s origin remains a mystery.

         October 03, 2019 at 10:25PM https://ift.tt/2o2vMCM
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Live: NSW Now: Controversial Sydney tower development approved, SUV mounts car roof in crash


MORNING BRIEFING: An independent panel gives a 30-storey tower and retail complex at Barangaroo the green light, while police are perplexed how an SUV ended up on top of a parked car.

         October 03, 2019 at 10:15PM https://ift.tt/31JITHf
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Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson has won gold in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha


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